This page provides information for students in the Art Central Foundation photography course.

Week 1: Introduction to exposure and to using aperture and shutter speed for creative control

In class:

View the videos listed below.

Practice the following

  • Use shutter speed priority to get a correct exposure while creatively controlling motion
  • Use aperture priority to get a correct exposure while creatively controlling depth of field

Classwork example

  • View the gallery here for examples of your Week 1 work.

Homework

  • Find one photo to share that uses creative control of motion
  • Find one photo to share that uses creative control of depth of field
  • e-mail both photos to Susan at dogpatchpix@gmail.com
  • Bring a set of three objects to photograph for a still life, Choose items that have some sort of relationship, such as color, shape, or subject matter. Look at 30 Stunning Examples of Still Life Photography and similar web pages for ideas.

Week 2: Understanding the exposure triangle

In class:

View the videos listed below.

Practice the following

  • Photograph still life arrangements to practice creative control of depth of field

Homework

  • Plan what to wear for your portrait that a classmate will take

Week 3: Practicing with Portraits

In class:

View the videos listed below.

Practice the following

Submit the following

  • Proposal for final project